Board of Directors

Darren Freestone

Chairman of the Board

Darren Freestone has been volunteering for IACIS since 2002 and joined the Board of Directors in 2019.  He spent 16 years in law enforcement, another 6 years in the private sector, and he is now back in law enforcement once again.  His skills and experience include digital forensics, open source intelligence, R&D, reverse engineering, training and Read More »

M. Gene Shantz

President - Instructor

Gene Shantz is currently employed with Stroz Friedberg as a DFIR Manager. Gene worked in law enforcement for 11 plus years and concluded his law enforcement career as a Detective Sergeant with the Flagstaff Police Department in Arizona. In 2007 Gene was selected to attend the IACIS BCFE course in Florida and achieved the coveted CFCE Read More »

Brent Whale

Vice President

Brent has been an IACIS member since 2001 when he attended the Basic class in Orlando as a member of the New Zealand Customs Service. Brent retired from Customs after twenty-two years of service in 2007 and is now the owner of Computer Forensic Solutions Ltd.  Brent has had an active involvement with the Certification Read More »

Erin Raleigh


Erin Raleigh is a twenty-three-year veteran of the Spokane Police Department in Spokane, WA. Erin is currently a Detective assigned to the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) as well as the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU).   Erin began his forensic career in 2014 with the Department and attended the IACIS BCFE training conference in 2015 when Read More »

Dave Melvin

CFCE, CFME, GCFE, MSc Forensic Computing

David Melvin is the owner and principal examiner/developer for Think Forensics, a Mac forensics and training development company. He has 24 years of experience in the field of digital forensics and training development and implementation. Before launching Think Forensics, David was the Director of Training and Services for SUMURI. David also worked as a DFIR Read More »

Todd Bignucolo

Director of Certification

Todd Bignucolo is a police officer in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.In 2008, Todd attended the BCFE course in Florida, obtaining his CFCE in 2009.   From 2009 to 2019, Todd was active in the CFCE Peer Review phase, holding the positions of Coach, Regional Manager, and Division Administrator. In 2016, Todd became part of the training Read More »

Alan Thomas

Director of Ethics

Now retired and working as a contactor. Alan was Cellebrite’s Director of International Trainers and was Senior Trainer with nearly two decades of experience in digital forensics. Alan spent thirty years policing London and retired from the Counter Terrorism Command at New Scotland Yard as a Detective Sergeant running the High-Tech Unit. He worked as Read More »

Zubin Medora

Director of Marketing

Zubin joined IACIS in 2006 when he was a student in the Basic Computer Forensic Examiner (BCFE) Training.  Following his Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certification, he became a BCFE Coach in 2008 and concurrently served as a Peer-Review coach for three years. Since then, Zubin has been an integral instructor and coach for the Read More »

Felicia Diprinzio

Director of Standards

Felicia has been a Digital Forensic Examiner in law enforcement since 2008 and currently works for the Baltimore County Police Department in Maryland. Prior to working with the BCoPD, she worked in New Zealand with the NZ Police, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.   Felicia has been a Read More »

Erin Mitchell

Director of Training

Erin is currently a Lieutenant with the Texas Office of the Attorney General and has been a Digital Forensic Examiner since 2009. Erin has been an active IACIS member since 2013 when she attended the Basic class in Orlando.  Since earning her CFCE, Erin has had an active involvement with IACIS. Erin has been a Read More »

William Oettinger

Director of eServices

William Oettinger is a highly accomplished expert witness and subject matter expert with extensive experience in cybersecurity and computer forensics. He has been a member of IACIS since 2006 and earned his Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certification in 2007 and has been a Peer Review coach since then. Bill retired from the Las Vegas Read More »